News on Gender-biased sex selection

8 Diciembre 2020
BAMYAN, Afganistán – “Mi vida ha sido difícil. He sufrido durante mucho tiempo", se lamentó Khadija, una mujer de Bamyan, en la región central de Afganistán. "Mi marido me recriminaba con frecuencia diciéndome: 'no... Leer más
30 Junio 2020
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – Cada día, cientos de miles de niñas de todo el mundo sufren daños físicos o psicológicos con el pleno conocimiento y consentimiento de sus familiares, amigos y de sus comunidades, y si no... Leer más
13 Mayo 2019
LILING, China – Not long ago, Wen Xiujuan was swept up in a romance. Against the wishes of her parents, she moved to the small village of Liling, 300 km from her hometown, to marry a young man named Yang Liu. They lived... Leer más
15 Marzo 2017
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I’ve been a priest for 25 years. During this time, I’ve met a lot of families ready to terminate their pregnancy just because of expecting a girl,” said Giorgi Ugrekhelidze, a religious... Leer más
29 Abril 2016
PUNJAB, India – “I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl currently... Leer más
17 Marzo 2016
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When I was 12-years old, my family organized a ceremony to transition my sisters and myself to become women,” says Kakenya Ntaiya, a member of Kenya’s Maasai ethnic group. “I was first... Leer más
16 Marzo 2015
NACIONES UNIDAS, Nueva York – «La cultura no debería arrinconarnos, sino colocarnos en el centro», dijo Betty Naisenya Lolgisoi, una activista keniata, en un panel de debate sobre la eliminación de las prácticas que... Leer más
18 Noviembre 2013
NEW DELHI, India – A new study by UNFPA has found that laws to check gender discrimination and son preference in India are often ineffective, and in many cases, may advance discriminatory practices. The report, Laws... Leer más
16 Enero 2012
  The sex-ratio imbalance that has plagued certain Asian countries has been increasing in the last few years with one exception, the Republic of Korea, while a few  European countries, including Albania, Armenia and... Leer más
5 Octubre 2011
HANOI—Joint international and national actions to end prenatal sex selection and discrimination against women should remain a priority for all, Nobuko Horibe, the Director of UNFPA’s Asia and Pacific Regional Office,... Leer más


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